Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Africa: study on unlocking the potential for the fourth industrial revolution in Africa

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has the potential to transform Africa’s economy, increase its productivity and enhance its global trade. In doing so, it would dramatically improve the wellbeing of African citizens. This significant new report – Unlocking the Potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa – produced by the African Development Bank, with support from the joint venture composed of the consulting firms: Technopolis Group, Research ICT Africa and Tambourine Innovation Ventures, provides a comprehensive analysis of some major disruptive 4IR technologies for Africa – namely Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, 3D printing, Blockchain and drones.